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Jorja Smith wins Brits Critics' Choice

R&B singer Jorja Smith has won the Brits Critics’ Choice award, singling her out as one to watch next year. The 20-year-old, who comes from Walsall in the West Midlands, beat two other newcomers, Mabel and Stefflon Don, to the prize. The award, which recognises “the future stars of British recording talent”, has previously gone to Adele, Emeli Sande and last year’s winner, Rag N Bone Man. “This is such a special way to end the year,” said Smith. The singer, who took fourth place on the BBC Sound of…

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Smith said my bowling was slow before I got him out – England's Overton

Media playback is not supported on this device Second Ashes Test, Adelaide Oval (day one of five) Australia 209-4 (81 overs): Khawaja 53, Warner 47 England: Yet to bat Scorecard England debutant Craig Overton said Australia captain Steve Smith described his bowling as “slow” before falling victim to it on day one of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Pace bowler Overton, who replaced Jake Ball in the England side, bowled Smith for 40 as Australia reached 209-4. “It was nice that I beat him for pace,” said the 23-year-old…

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England solve Smith puzzle but Australia edge first day

Second Ashes Test, Adelaide Oval (day one of five) Australia 209-4 (81 overs): Khawaja 53, Warner 47 England: Yet to bat Scorecard England were frustrated for much of the first day of the second Ashes Test after asking Australia to bat in Adelaide. Joe Root became the first captain in 25 years to win the toss and field at the Adelaide Oval – and first in day-night Tests – then saw his side manage to take only four wickets. England did succeed in controlling the home scoring, with Australia closing…

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England look to Root to emulate Smith at Ashes – how will day four unfold?

Media playback is not supported on this device Australia may have taken charge of the first Test thanks to captain Steve Smith’s epic innings, but England still fancy their chances of securing an unlikely victory at the Gabba. England will start the penultimate day on 33-2 – a lead of just seven runs – after Joe Root and Mark Stoneman survived a hostile spell of bowling late on day three. Their best hope seems to rest on captain Root emulating the feats of his Australian counterpart Smith – who hit…

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Steve Smith century gives Australia upper hand against England in first Ashes Test

England suddenly had to battle to stay in the match on day three of the Ashes after Steve Smith’s outstanding hundred helped to pile the pressure back on them at the Gabba. Joe Root’s men did their utmost to frustrate Smith by drying up his run-scoring options, but he refused to be distracted for more than eight and a half hours in his unbeaten 141 as Australia scrambled to 328 all out and a lead of 26. England then made a miserable start to their second innings against Josh Hazlewood…

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Ashes: England face battle after Steve Smith century gives Australia lead

First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day three of five) England 302 & 33-2: Australia 328: Smith 141*, Marsh 51 England lead by seven runs Scorecard Australia took hold of the first Ashes Test thanks to captain Steve Smith’s epic century and two late England wickets on day three in Brisbane. Smith, ranked as the number one batsman in the world, spent more than eight and a half hours at the crease for his chanceless 141 not out. With Pat Cummins, who made 42, Smith dragged the home side from 209-7…

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